The Story So Far...
Annika Brown is full of surprises. Expect a tightrope walk between darkness and hope, between playful wickedness and tales of trials and triumphs.
After several years of studying literature and creative writing, she started to seriously write songs while living on Dartmoor, in a small cottage which coincidentally was inhabited in the early 70s by Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones.
In 2011 she released her debut album, “Another Night at the Circus”, which was followed by a 5 county tour. For several years she fronted the band “Annika Brown and the Deep”, before releasing her latest album, “The Devil’s Storybook” and making the leap into new territory with a cabaret-inspired project. This project is a live show, which is half play and half cabaret - all performed in the character of the devil - combining a selection of poems by award-winning poet John Agard with her own songs.
After her recent double bill with John Agard, she is preparing for the official relaunch and tour of her show, and working on an EP and new projects.
"... very evocative." - Phil Jackson, BBC South
"Epically ahead of her time."
- Richard Ward, promoter
"I love it. ...anyone who can use sawdust and sneezing in one song deserves an award. ...Tremendously imaginative. ... It really makes me happy. ... There's such a strong personality there, it's like a PJ Harvey vibe. I feel such character coming from her." -Eugenie Arrowsmith, musician and label manager
"Has clearly got a lot of personality and vision." - Steve Hillier, record producer and singer songwriter
"Her songs are highly original and laced with humour and literary references... an inspiring live performer..."
- Andy Georges, music publisher
"This lady has a stunning voice that has a purity which cannot be explained." Sascha Cooper, reviewer